Roots and Dore - The Blues And Beyond CD (2016)

Recorded and mixed at Echo Mountain Studios Asheville, NC in an old church and mastered by Studio B Mastering in Charlotte, NC, The Blues and Beyond took a year to make and features soulful vocals, guitar work, and original music by Riyen Roots along with the incomparable harmonica soundscapes created by Kenny Dore. Special guest musical contributions by longtime Muddy Waters lead guitar player, "Steady Rollin'" Bob Margolin on slide guitar, acoustic upright bass work by Tony Black, and four-time Grammy Award winner and longtime Doc Watson sideman, David Holt on resonator guitar make this acoustic blues and mountain roots album a real treat for anyone who loves original acoustic blues music and the work of these amazing artists. They put their heart and souls into it! Please purchase and write a review at this link

Roots and Dore "The Blues and Beyond" CD

Q: Tell us about your music

"My music is for my people. I say it and play it how I feel it. I won't play it at all if I'm not feeling it. Take it or leave it, that's just how I do my thing. These blues are my life. It's not game of fame and fortune. This is about the struggle of a man's very soul put to music. So it is very serious" ~ Roots

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Q: What is Blues Power To You?

"Blues Power is a state of mind that one can develop during hard times in life that allows that person to build up so much tolerance towards the effects of going through hard times that they actually seem happy because nothing can break what is already broken..Take that and a sweet 12 bar in any key and you've got Blues Power baby!"

~ Roots

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